Supporting Our Community 
Our partners and affiliations in enriching and preserving our environment

Cummer Museum

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. The Cummer was established in 1958, when art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader Nina Cummer bequeathed her art collection and riverfront home to create a museum.

Today, the core collection of sixty pieces from Mrs. Cummer’s estate has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art. The historic gardens, set against the backdrop of the St. Johns River, serve as a centerpiece of beauty for all to enjoy.


Inspired by the gardens of Europe, Ninah May Holden Cummer gathered a group of 17 friends in her Riverside home on March 25, 1922, to organize a garden club to create a more beautiful city. This group ultimately became the Garden Club of Jacksonville.

Today the GCJ welcomes all amateur gardeners to share in growing, conserving, educating and beautifying Jacksonville through its various Garden Circles and Friends memberships. Building connections, championing environmental responsibility, and educating the next generation about the impact we have on the natural world are all a part of the Garden Club of Jacksonville’s agenda.

GreenscapE OF Jacksonville

Greenscape of Jacksonville is a nationally recognized pioneer in urban forestry with deep local roots.

Greenscape of Jacksonville works every day to fulfill the vision of a thriving tree canopy that benefits residents, increases resiliency, and expands North Florida’s urban forest.

From humble beginnings in 1975, Greenscape of Jacksonville has emerged as the preeminent source for tree information, advocacy, and action in the River City.


Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s nonprofit partner specifically created to clean and redevelop Hogans and McCoys creeks and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public spaces.  Groundwork intends to build the “emerald necklace” of trails, parks, creeks and greenspace encircling the urban core that was envisioned by famed architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th Century. Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 21 such trusts across the country, the only Groundwork trust in Florida and the first in the Southeastern United States.
Inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment.

With more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals, 1,000 plant species and a growing number of special attractions, there’s always something new to see and do at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.


Resilient Jax is a coalition of organizations and individuals that care about climate change and resiliency issues in northeast Florida. and intense rainfall events.

Riverfront Parks Now

Riverfront Parks Now is a citizen-led initiative consisting of representatives from non-profit organizations including Duval Audubon Society, Garden Club of Jacksonville, Greenscape, Jacksonville Urban League, Late Bloomers Garden Club, League of Women Voters, Memorial Park Association, Scenic Jacksonville, Sierra Club of Northeast Florida, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.


Scenic Jacksonville exists to preserve, protect and enhance the character and beauty of Jacksonville’s natural and built environment.  The group includes citizen advocates and civic leaders who work to make a positive influence in the everyday lives of Jacksonville’s citizens.  Scenic Jacksonville’s advocacy effort presses for legislative action and enforcement as well as additional initiatives to beautify our city with a focus on design, development and preservation.


The St. Johns Riverkeeper is the voice, advocate, and watchdog for the St. Johns River, which flows for 310 miles in Florida.


Walter Jones Historical Park opened to the public in August 2000 and includes the museum, restored farmhouse, barn, outbuildings, sawmill, historic schoolhouse, nature trail along a riverfront boardwalk, picnic area and restrooms. The park and farmhouse are handicapped accessible. The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society operates the museum and park facilities under a contract with the city.